COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Nigeria’s Head Coach And Two Athletes Run Away

Posted by - Apr 19, 2018

The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya has described as ‘big embarrassment’ the alleged disappearance of its head coach in the Gold Coast, Australia, venue of the just concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games. According to Guardian, the coach (names withheld) was said to have followed the way of some Africans, especially athletes from Cameroun, who

Armed Thugs Disrupt Nigeria Senate Plenary, Take Mace Away | Lawmakers Protest

Armed Thugs Disrupt Nigeria Senate Plenary, Take Mace Away | Lawmakers Protest

Posted by - Apr 18, 2018

Confusion broke out among senators on Wednesday morning as thugs stormed the Senate Chamber during plenary and seized the mace. It is understood that the armed hoodlums, who were led by suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace. The Senate

France 8 – 0 Nigeria: Super Falcons Humilated By The Female French Team

Posted by - Apr 7, 2018

Super Falcons of Nigeria suffered a massive defeat in the hands on the French female national team yesterday in a friendly match at the MMArena in Le Mans, France. The friendly is part of preparations for the Falcons ahead of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers. It was new Swedish coach Thomas Dennerby’s first

UN withdraws 108 Nigerian peace-keeping police officers in Liberia

UN withdraws 108 Nigerian peace-keeping police officers in Liberia after 5-years

Posted by - Mar 19, 2018

Final batch of 108 Nigerian police officers has been withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service. UNMIL said the remaining 108 Nigerian FPU officers, the last UNMIL uniformed contingent remaining in Liberia, withdrew as part of the UN mission’s termination.   The batch of 200 Nigerian peacekeepers withdrew from

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We have earned the term of shithole, Nigeria is sick and empty – Prof. Wole Soyinka

Posted by - Mar 16, 2018

Prof. Wole Soyinka has described Nigeria as a sick and empty country, deserving of the term “shithole” as described by United States President, Donald Trump.  Prof. Wole Soyinka said this while speaking at the Ripples Nigerian Dialogue titled “Rebuilding trust in a Divided Nigeria,” held at The Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos. “We have become laughing stocks

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Nigeria ranked the 91st happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa

Posted by - Mar 15, 2018

Nigeria has been ranked the 91st happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa.   The survey was released on March 14th by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day- March 20. The 2018 report assessed 156 countries happiness levels based on six factors per capita gross domestic product,

Rex Tillerson announces $533m humanitarian donations for Nigeria

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson announces $533m humanitarian donations for Nigeria, others

Posted by - Mar 8, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tllerson, announced an additional $533 million assistance to Nigeria and other countries facing famine, food insecurity and conflicts in Africa.   Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and countries in the Lake Chad basin will also benefit from the humanitarian assistance.  Tillerson said; “today I’m announcing $533 million in additional humanitarian assistance

Thailand blames Nigeria for collapse of Its Seven Rice Production Mills

Thailand blames Nigeria for collapse of Its Seven Rice Production Mills

Posted by - Mar 4, 2018

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh on friday said Thailand has accused Nigeria of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills following the drastic fall in rice importation from the country.   The minister made this known at a meeting of the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) and leadership of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers of

Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan meet in Otuoke, Bayelsa State

Posted by - Feb 16, 2018

Nigeria’s Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, met today in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. Olusegun Obasanjo on the other hand, was in Bayelsa State on Friday to inaugurate some projects done by Governor Seriake Dickson, spoke in Yenagoa, the state capital, during a courtesy visit on the traditional rulers council where he was conferred with automatic Bayelsa State

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200 Migrants From Nigeria and Other Countries Drown in The Mediterranean Sea

Posted by - Jan 11, 2018

In what will come across as a tragic start to New Year for migrants from Nigeria and other countries as hundreds of them crossing to Italy and Spain were feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said. According to NAN, IOM’s Public Information Officer in Libya, Christine Petré, reported

Nigeria To Play England

Nigeria To Play England In 2018 World Cup Warm-Up Friendly

Posted by - Jan 10, 2018

Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly game against England’s Three Lions at Wembley on June 2 as part of its preparation for 2018 World Cup. The match will be only the third between both countries at senior level and will serve as the Super Eagles’ final preparatory game for the FIFA World Cup

New Minimum Wage To Be Introduced This Year- Chris Ngige

Posted by - Jan 9, 2018

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is desirous to give Nigerian workers an enhanced pay package this year. He said the thinking of the Federal Government was to approve a minimum wage that would be acceptable to all stakeholders. Ngige stated this in a chat with journalists at

Nigeria Records 20,210 Child Births

Nigeria Records 20,210 Child Births On January 1st

Posted by - Jan 2, 2018

UNICEF reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on the New Year’s Day. The births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018. UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, representing some 90 per cent in less developed regions. The agency

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There Is Something Rotten In Nigeria – Prof. Wole Soyinka Speaks

Posted by - Jan 1, 2018

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday lamented that there is something rotten in the state of ‘Naija’ (Nigeria). Speaking in a statement, Soyinka lamented that Nigerians were being frustrated and made to undergo excruciating pains and sufferings due to ongoing fuel crisis in the land.   “This has been expressed most recently, and near

Another 167 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

Another 167 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

Posted by - Dec 19, 2017

167 Nigerian migrants were repatriated from Libya on Monday, bringing the total number of Nigerians brought back to the country in the last four days to 532. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received the Libya returnees. ‎ They comprised 21 adult females, 145 adult males and one child. The returnees arrived Lagos

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#WorldCupDraw : Nigeria Draws Argentina, Croatia And Iceland In Group D

Posted by - Dec 1, 2017

#WorldCupDraw 2018 …Super Eagles of Nigeria were, on Friday, drawn in Group D to play against Iceland, Croatia and Argentina in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup Nigeria will play its first game of the world most prestigious competition against Croatia. Hosts Russia play Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening game in

7 Popular Swallows Eaten By Nigerians

Posted by - Dec 1, 2017

A popular traditional food in Nigeria is Swallow. It is so described because rather than chewing it, you have to swallow. So, Swallow is a Nigerian food eaten with different kinds of soup. To truly enjoy swallow, you should use your hands to eat it. Jumia Food, Nigeria’s No.1 food ordering platform, highlight 7 popular swallows eaten by Nigerians.

Nigeria Ranks 3rd in Global CyberCrimes Behind UK and United States

Posted by - Aug 23, 2017

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference’ theme

BREAKING: JAMB releases 2017 supplementary exams results

Posted by - Jul 14, 2017

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, today July 14 released the results of the 2017 university admission supplementary examination that was held on July 1. The supplementary examination was an avenue created by JAMB to allow late registration candidates for the first exams, and those with related challenges write the partake in this year’s

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